Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/19

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: To the defense of the 100 Apo Macro
From: "Jay Coleman" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 12:51:42 -0800


Great photos but I'm really bothered by the out-of-focus areas.  ;)

I have no idea what Douglas is talking about.  Thanks for illustrating the


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Doug Herr
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 2:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: To the defense of the 100 Apo Macro

On Sun, 18 March 2001, Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> Douglas,
> I will not engage in a fruitless discussion of M3 vs. M6 (and yes, I have
> but the statements below really caught my eye. Until I read this I had
> heard anyone complain of the bokeh of this lens. I consider the 100 Apo
> the best lens I have held in my hands, period. I use mine for macro shots
> for general landscape and portraits (young pretty faces only!), and the
> sharpness and color rendition of this lens are simply breathtaking. This
> alone is reason enough to buy into the Leica R system.
> Nathan

So that those who have not used this lens may judge for themselves, here are
a couple of photos made with the 100mm APO-Macro:

These are obviously not the last word on the performance of this lens, and
one must consider that I'm just learning to scan color negatives so please
don't use these examples to judge color rendition.  I'll echo Nathan's
thoughts about the sharpness and color rendition: amazing (sorry Ken, no
review yet).

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
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